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Adam (William Hurt) and Mary (Isabella Rossellini) are old. How do we know that? Because they keep telling us so, again and again, in Julie Gavras’s trifling comedy about the vagaries of ageing. Over the course of a drawn-out 90 minutes, this long-married couple fights, separates and reconciles, though their prickliness is decidedly diluted (a John Cassavetes psychodrama this ain’t). Hurt tries on an English accent as if he were in the Wal-Mart changing room and a splendid-in-theory supporting cast – Simon Callow, Joanna Lumley, Arta Dobroshi – either overact or make moony eyes. Extra discredit goes to the embarrassingly jaunty score by Sodi Marciszewer.
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